You Are A Lizard Not A Wizard!

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Anolis Cristatellus ( Crested Anole ) 

What do you call a lizard that sings for a Rap Records?

A Rap-tile!

Interesting Fact: When looking for a mate or defending its territory, this anole will display its dewlap and perform “push-ups” to establish dominance. Males aggressively defend territories when mating, but only rarely does this result in physical combat. As a defense against predators, they autotomize their tails. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anolis_cristatellus )

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10 Comments

  1. Anoles belong to the Iguanid family of lizards, with hundreds of species–all of whom do those “push-ups” to intimidate rivals. Oddly, certain members of the unrelated Agamid family–the Australian bearded lizard, for instance (popular as pets nowadays)–also do “push-ups” for the same reason. The two families are not related, they’re geographically separated by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and yet they share this peculiarity of behavior. Hmmm….

    • Wow that is quite interesting. I wish I had the answer to how is this possible. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Really cool! Happy Blogging! 🙂

  2. I had lots of anoles growing up. Sometimes you’ll hear green anoles referred to as “chameleons.” They are very far apart from true chameleons, however, they can change color — the only reptile found in North America that can do so!

    (nothing too crazy though — just shades of green/brown/black).

    • That is really cool, Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Thank you again and Happy Blogging! 🙂

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